Why Mosquitoes Are Still a Nuisance Around Tulsa in the Late Summer
August 27, 2019
Wouldn't it be nice if mosquitoes were one of those pests that showed up for a week at most, then disappeared for the rest of the year? As wonderful as it sounds, it's far from what actually happens. Mosquitoes show up in early spring, and they are still a nuisance around Tulsa in the late summer. Here's what you can do about them.
Mosquitoes love warm weather and Tulsa provides plenty of that. With temperatures staying mild until November during some years, they still thrive in the hot temperatures of late summer.
The other thing they need to survive is standing water, and as little as an inch is still enough for them to lay their eggs in. So, a dry summer is often still wet enough to allow mosquitoes to thrive—especially if Tulsa homeowners overwater their gardens and lawns, leaving excess water behind.
Why You Don’t Want Mosquitoes Around Your Tulsa Home
Everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes can be. They leave you scratching for days if they bite you and they tend to swarm when you go outside in the evening. That’s not the only problem they cause, though.
Believe it or not, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet, responsible for over a million deaths worldwide each year. While they may not be quite as dangerous in the United States, they still spread a lot of diseases stateside. A mosquito bite can leave you with West Nile virus, malaria, dengue fever, or another serious illness.
How to Reduce Mosquito Populations on Your Tulsa Lawn
Although it's probably impossible to eliminate mosquitoes from your life entirely, you can significantly reduce their numbers. The best DIY mosquito elimination method is to reduce the areas of standing water around your home as much as possible. Get all of the obvious areas, but don't forget to think outside the box too. For example, children's toys left out on the lawn may collect water without you realizing it. Clogged gutters are another great place for mosquitoes to breed.
The most effective way to reduce mosquito populations in your yard is to enlist the help of Montgomery Exterminating. We offer mosquito treatments that target both the adult mosquitoes as they rest during the hottest parts of the day, and the eggs and larvae at the breeding sites. Our mosquito service is available both on a one-time or a monthly basis, depending on your needs. Contact Montgomery and take care of those pesky and dangerous mosquitoes.